malrubius (2129) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Hazy orangish with lasting flat head and lace. Mild hoppy yeasty grassy sweet aroma. Mild and balanced fruity sweet peach melon mildy toasted with medium bitterness and a little hop flavor. Medium body and carbo. A decent session IPA.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Very strong hop aroma. Flavor has a big hop bite along with pine. Very rustic. Hops aren’t very well blended so it is real bitter and a bit grainy. Some off flavors include light peach and citrus right at the end. Not a bad beer but not as smooth as it could be.
aracauna (3268) - Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy dark amber with a good head. The aroma is moderate herbal hops. There’s a bit of orange fruitiness in the middle of the flavor. The lingering bitterness is really more at the level of an APA than an IPA.
JCastner (112) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden copper with a strong white head. Aroma is of faint grain and cut grass (can’t make out the hops here). Light-medium body with a fairly dry taste with up front bitterness which lingers. So, so. Not one of my favorites.
sloth (2646) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Large offwhite head, retention is good, lacing is thick and clingy. Gold color with a light copper glow. Nose is floral, lightly piney and strangely fruity. Body is lightly medium with an almost spritzy carbonation. Floral hoppy flavors up front, perfumey with a sweet malt backing, some lip stick notes as well, strange. Lightly sweet and fruity finish, candy notes? Arf!
piscator34 (2152) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample. Light orange in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of mild white grapefruit, pear, and a bit of orange blossom. Flavors of orange creamsicle, pine needles, fragant tea, earth, and corse grasses. A fair amount of chunky-grassy bitterness. A bit light bodied for an IPA, but quite drinkable. A dry, well-balanced beer overall... it seems to occupy a middle ground between APA and IPA.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color, seductive suspended sediment. Beautiful white head, nice lacing. Faint fresh citrus aroma. I wasn’t thinking pear when I read the words from WesKBob under me, but once it was in my head I couldn’t let it go. Soft fresh bartlett pear and pine and jasmine. Yummy.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a golden color with an orange hue and a white puffy head.The nose is full on grapefruit and pine.Flavor is way hoppy bitter.The bitterness lasts way too long for me.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is pear and citrus hops. Flavor is similar with some piney hop notes. Not nearly as hoppy as some IPAs, however. Thin and watery with a slightly astringent finish. Not great, but would be a refreshing lawnmower beer.
Christian (11804) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden with a small white head. Perfumed hop aroma of grass, peach and citrus. Sweet caramel flavour with peach hop notes and a bitter finish.